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While the pandemic has put some of the usual campus events on pause, the news didn’t stop this winter and spring. For more, check out lethbridgecollege.ca/news. In the meantime, these headlines hint at some of the innovations, adaptations and successes the campus experienced these past four months.

NEW PRACTICAL NURSE REFRESHER COURSE OFFERED: Students will be ready for new opportunities when they continue their careers as a Licensed Practical Nurses. In this industry-led program, students can refresh their knowledge and skills, which will position them to return to the workforce and care for others. The college’s new Practical Nurse Refresher program provides students with the education to meet the Entry to Practice Competencies required upon entry into the Licensed Practical Nurse profession, as identified by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Want to learn more? Go to lethbridgecollege.ca/pnrefresher.

AWARD-WINNING WORKPLACE: For a second consecutive year, Lethbridge College has been recognized with a Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month - Great Employers Award. STUDENT DESIGNERS SELECTED: In need of a logo to identify a newly formed organization aimed at boosting the regional economy, Canada’s Western Gateway Trade and Logistics Corridor turned to Lethbridge College for a student design. They chose elements of designs from two students, Cole Cyre and Colton Won, as the winners who will create the final product.

DOING GOOD WITH DOUGHNUTS: Students from the Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology program sold and delivered more than 187 dozen doughnuts from the Coaldale Bakery, raising more than $1,500 for the Coaldale Health Centre recreation department as part of Random Acts of Kindness Week.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Students in the Child and Youth Care program also made a difference during Random Acts of Kindness week, with acts such as contacting old friends, offering money and encouragement to someone in need and taking to social media to inspire others to share kindness.

HIGH-TECH ELDERS: Students could meet on Zoom with the college’s Indigenous Elders and Grandparents from the Cultural Support program for twice a week “fireside chats.”

POLAR PLUNGE FOR A CAUSE: Members of the LEO Club of Lethbridge College participated in the Virtual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Alberta.

COMING TOGETHER ON THE COLDEST NIGHT: Members of the Indigenous Collective team joined former student Tiffany Weasel Head (General Arts and Science 2020) to participate in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Feb. 20, raising funds for Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge. The Indigenous Collective team and the students’ association collected donations of winter coats, tuques, gloves and blankets to the SAGE Clan, a grassroots organization that patrols the community and provides food, water and connection to those in need. In addition, the Culinary team used canned goods and meat from the Lethbridge College Students’ Association to make chili and freshbaked buns for the SAGE Clan to distribute.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS: A toast goes out to three Lethbridge College programs that are celebrating their 50th anniversary in the 2020-21 academic year. Congratulations to the Electrician Apprenticeship program, the Conservation Enforcement program and the Renewable Resource Management program for leading and transforming education in Alberta for five decades!

Campus Kudos

Congratulations to the following Lethbridge College community members for making a difference in their life, work and community. Here are some highlights of their successes these past four months:

Instructors Kirsten Fantazir and Murray Bartley presented their Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research on “Role-Playing Gamification Technologies with Adult Learners” in the inaugural issue of Mount Royal University’s Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium.

Ed Development specialist Melanie Hamilton was a collaborator on an article titled “How Educational Developers can Re-engage Mid-Career Faculty using SoTL” in Imagining SoTL: Selections from the Banff Symposium.

Instructor Dr. Faron Ellis recently published a chapter titled “The Conservative Campaign: An Opportunity Squandered,” in a new book, The Canadian Federal Election of 2019, published by McGill- Queen’s University Press. This is the ninth chapter Faron has contributed to the book series, dating back to the 1992 election.

The Government of Alberta has announced four public member board appointments to Lethbridge College’s Board of Governors. Current vice chair of the Board of Governors, Kristine Cassie, has been re-appointed to the board, while Nolan Johnson, Janene Moch and Calvin Scott join the board. All four appointments begin March 10 and run until March 31, 2022.

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